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Things to do in New Haven, Connecticut

Main Street of old Downtown New Haven speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As New Haven the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown New Haven brings smiles by way of doughnuts and pastries made fresh daily for your enjoyment. Everyone has their favorite of course but having a variety of bakeries is what makes downtown so special. Fritters, scones and pies oh my!

Downtown New Haven has several options for shopping for specialty food items that are not found in regular grocery stores. Shops tailored for "foodies" offer tastings of the products as well as scheduled culinary classes to perfect your skills. Shop for infused oils, salts and spices from around the World!

Downtown New Haven has that special dining venue and you are sure to find something to please with numerous meals served to satisfy each palette. A wide variety of restaurants and delis are available to choose from with a nice selection of entrees and especially desserts.

Downtown New Haven has a great collection of barber shops to choose from if you want to take a little off the top, get a clean shave or to trim your moustache or beard. Take a moment to consider buying some styling gel, beard oil or wax and always tip well.

Why do you love downtown?

kristin Cutler
It's so cute and quaint.

Gen McClelland
going for my 1st visit in beginning of August

Carrie AGNEW
why not?

Jeremy Holmes
Supporting small business downtown is a very real way to support your local community. Downtown businesses are locals, like us.

BOB BLACKMAN
Just a fun place to visit.

Restaurants in New Haven, Connecticut


All Star Chicken & Deli

206 Dixwell Avenue
Downtown New Haven



Believe In Me Empowerment

423 Dixwell Avenue
Downtown New Haven



Basta

1006 Chapel St
Downtown New Haven



304 Elm Group

304 Elm St
Downtown New Haven



Bentara

76 Orange St
Downtown New Haven



Basil Restaurant

142 Howe St # 1
Downtown New Haven



116 Crown

116 Crown St Floor 1
Downtown New Haven



Alphie's Ice Cream

371 Elm St
Downtown New Haven



Architectural Kitchen Sltns

712 Orange St
Downtown New Haven



206 Dixwell Fried Chicken

206 Dixwell Avenue # 1
Downtown New Haven



Bespoke

266 College St
Downtown New Haven



Atlas Restaurant

1 Temple St
Downtown New Haven



Bespoke

266 College St # 1
Downtown New Haven



Archie Moore's Bar & Restaurant

188 Willow St
Downtown New Haven



Asia Restaurant

40 Foxon Hill Road Unit Q63
Downtown New Haven



Ambassador Of India

182 Temple St
Downtown New Haven



Bangkok Gardens

172 York St
Downtown New Haven



Bella Vista Deli

321 Eastern St # 1
Downtown New Haven



Adriana Restaurant

771 Grand Avenue
Downtown New Haven




Downtown New Haven Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown New Haven can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.

Avoid booking poolside for kids playing during the day and gatherings at night. Sound bounces off of the water and voices carry so ask for a room away from the pool either on the opposite side of the hotel or in higher floors.

Not all online booking systems are fully integrated with hotel reservations systems so there is a chance that smaller hotels are hand entering your stay from a fax machine which leaves room for errors. Book directly with hotel to avoid any problems and ask for a price match if you find a better price online.